PA health officials are urging consumers to consider using a more streamlined way to pay their bills, and that it may not be the best option for everyone.
The health department has released guidelines on how to pay your medical bills and is encouraging people to consider alternatives to online or paper-based payment options, like credit cards or cash, according to a release from the department.
Health Department spokesperson Stephanie Lacy said in the release that people should consider the following when making their health care payments:Pay by phone, electronic, or by mail.
The release also warns that many people do not have access to a bank account or other forms of payment that are easy to use.
Pay by the dollar.
Some people will be more comfortable using their own money than a bank card, which may be a better choice for some people.
Pay by check, debit card, or cashier’s check.
The release also suggests people try to pay for their healthcare by phone or electronic, rather than the more traditional way of mailing checks or cash.
Do not use a credit card to pay.
Credit cards may be more convenient for some, but not for everyone, the release said.
If you are still not comfortable with a payment method, you can also use a debit card to make your payment.
How do I get a bill?
When you call the Pennsylvania Department of Health and Human Services office in your area, they will have you contact the office for more information about your healthcare bill, including when you can expect your bill to arrive.
You can also check the latest billing information from the Pennsylvania Public Health Commission website.
For a bill to be considered delinquent, the PA Department of Human Services must have a copy of the bill from the time it was filed.
This copy must include the following:The last date that the bill was due; the name of the provider or clinic where the bill is due; and the date the bill came due.
You may be able to obtain a copy from the Department of Administration, which is located at the Pennsylvania State Capitol Building.
The Pennsylvania Public Healthcare Commission is responsible for all state healthcare legislation and regulations, including issuing bills, issuing licenses, certifying and registering hospitals, physicians and other health care providers, and regulating the payment of healthcare.
The PA Department and the PA Public Health commission are separate entities, and each have separate budgets and responsibilities.